30 minutes from Angers in the capital of the Upper Anjou region
In the north-west corner of the Maine-et-Loire department where its borders meet those of Brittany as well as the Loire-Atlantique and Mayenne departments. The historic town of Angers, with its TGV train station, is but 30 minutes away by road. Nantes and its international airport are 1¼ hours away by car.
Constructed in 1830, this rectangular house reflects the neo-classical style. Its stone walls are covered with lime rendering, whilst the quoins, the cornice and the surrounds framing the openings are made of sculpted freestone. The hip roof is topped with slate. A wing, linked to the rear of the main house and forming an L-shape, is topped with a Mansard-style roof featuring a large wood and brick dormer, with a balcony. And lastly, an east-facing conservatory adjoins this second building.
The main entrance door is set in one side of the house. it opens into a vestibule, the floor of which is laid with terracotta tiles. This entrance hall provides access to a lounge and a dining room as well as to the main, wood and wrought iron stairway. The lounge is enhanced with a moulded stone fireplace and parquet flooring, laid in herringbone and randomly-matched patterns. Large openings make it possible to access the parklands. A little corridor leads from the vestibule to a toilet and a kitchen, the floor of which is laid with coloured cement tiles. A second stairway goes to the upper floor of the house. A large, east-facing conservatory, laid out with lounge and dining room areas, can be reached but via the outside. A storeroom completes this level.
The main stairway goes up to a landing, leading to two large bedrooms, a bathroom, a toilet and a large cupboard. Adjoining, a third bedroom, with its separate toilet, and a study are followed by a corridor giving access to a dressing room, a fourth bedroom and a bathroom. Floors are laid with randomly-match pattern parquet flooring throughout.
The attic floor is insulated and converted into 14 m² of living space. The floor is laid with carpet.
Overlooking the courtyard, the ground floor of the secondary wing of the house is taken up by a 40 m² garage, able to take two vehicles. A water well is fitted with a pump.
A 30 m² garden shed in the vegetable garden is also used as a workshop.
This property, spanning a surface area of more than 5,000 m², has the biggest private parklands in the town. They are laid out in several sections. The grassy area around the house is planted with centuries-old cedar and pine trees. Flanked by low, shale stone walls, a few steps go down to a vegetable garden, with its tool shed, and a large orchard, comprising apple, pear, plum, walnut and hazelnut trees. The remainder of the parklands includes some outstanding oak and poplar trees.
A peaceful river runs alongside the property for 150 metres. A landing stage would make it possible to moor a small boat and to sail upstream or downstream, through the middle of the town or the surrounding countryside.
This house is a good illustration of the Anjou region’s proverbial pleasant way of life, in a town of a reasonable size where the great regions of the west of France meet. Full restoration works have been meticulously carried out, making it possible to appreciate the neo-classical elegance and soberness of its architecture as well as its numerous interior period decorative features (panelling, parquet flooring, fireplaces). Its bright and comfortable living rooms are harmoniously laid out, easy to move around and versatile. Numerous picture windows open on to an outstanding, shady garden, where the branches of centuries-old trees hang down into the peaceful stream that borders the property, making it possible to access the house by boat.
|Land registry surface area||5377 m2|
|Number of rooms||8|
|Number of bedrooms||4|
Jean Luard +33 1 42 84 80 85
NB: The above information is not only the result of our visit to the property; it is also based on information provided by the current owner. It is by no means comprehensive or strictly accurate especially where surface areas and construction dates are concerned. We cannot, therefore, be held liable for any misrepresentation.